Outcomes 5th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, Edmonton, Canada


Nearly 200 delegates from 20+ countries attended. There was lively discussion and many excellent presentaions which can be downloaded from the conference website. The conference closed  with a declaration and a statement from the Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation which reflected the Conference discussions about governance. The Ministry of Tourisms, Parks and Recreation was very complimentray about the conference and its impact - watch the video statement by Loren Winnick - Acting Director, Tourism Product Development  Branch, Alberta Tourism

Bill Werry, the Deputy Minister, Alberta  Tourism , Parks and Recreation read the statement "good governance and collaboration are required..... specifically land-use planning. Decisions about land can either enhance or hinder tourism efforts."


"The learnings and leading practices exchanged in the 5th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, combined with strong collaborative relationships with our key stakeholders will help us to deliver results that benefit people who travel, the tourism industry, and the communities, cultures ad natural places we visit." 
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